In Memoriam

Anna Gwendolyn (Slice) Hammond
July 23, 1923 – Jan. 10, 2009

A descendant of Pilgrim Stephen Hopkins, she was a member of the Nebraska Society from 1995 to 2003.

From the Star-Herald, Jan. 14, 2009:

SIDNEY – Anna Gwendolyn Hammond, age 85, of Sidney, passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 10, 2009, at the Memorial Health Center Extended Care in Sidney. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Sidney, with Rev Dr. Charles Alkula officiating. Cremation has been held; there will be no visitation at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in Anna’s name to the First United Methodist Church or to the Cheyenne County Historical Association. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Anna Gwendolyn Hammond, the daughter of Roy and Sadie Teresa (Krause) Slice, was born at the home of her grandparents in Sterling, Colo., July 23, 1923. She attended the Sterling Public Schools and graduated from Logan County High School with the class of 1941. Anna Gwen joined the Methodist Church in 1934, and was a life long member. On Jan. 4, 1942, Anna was united in marriage to Billy Dean Hammond in Sterling. After World War II the family lived in Scottsbluff, moving to Sidney in January 1949, just before the great blizzard of that year.

Anna Gwen was employed in the Office of the Cheyenne County Assessor in Sidney as a part time and full time employee for more than 32 years, retiring as Deputy County Assessor in 1985. She enjoyed the hobbies of fishing and genealogy and was a charter member of the Cheyenne County Genealogical Society. She was a Girl Scout leader and a member of the research team of the Cheyenne County Historical Association and a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants. She also enjoyed camping with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Bill of Sidney; one daughter, Pam Swanson of St. Joseph, Mo.; two sons, Charles Hammond and wife Pat of Dalton, and Kevin Hammond and wife Patty of Lincoln; her sister, Shirley Trum and husband Paul of Lewellen; and brother, Roy Slice and wife Bea of Livermore, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Anna was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Jerald Swanson; and one daughter-in-law, Virginia Hammond.